algorithmic modeling for Rhino
DesignOnTheSide will be hosting the second installment of the Introductory Workshop Series - Baton Rouge. The intent of this series is to introduce a variety of design tools and techniques to the regional design community. Structured as two intensive project-based workshops held over the period of two days, these workshops are designed to develop an exchange and culture around design technology within the region. The topics for the second installment of the series are anIntroduction to Maya's Polygonal Modeling and anIntroduction to Python. The workshops will be held in the Historic Hilton Hotel located in downtown Baton Rouge.
This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts and applications of programming in the design profession. Designers often only use the tools that are given to them within a certain software platform. Programming, specifically in Python, allows the designer to not be restricted by software, but break from the software's interface and access its robust framework in order to create their own tools. Programming is essentially a designer's side kick. As a side kick, programming offers the powerful ability to automate tasks, make decisions, perform powerful calculations and geometric manipulations. Programming can save time in computation and work by allowing thousands of computations to occur based on dynamic conditions in a fraction of the time it takes graphical script editors such as Grasshopper.
Using Rhino's modeling environment, this one day workshop will give the participants a basic foundation in Python's syntax, procedures, and flow control which they can then use to advance their projects. Python will run on Windows and Mac OS X and is compatible with Rhino, Grasshopper, Maya, 3ds Max, Revit, among many others.